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Academic Support Resources

Vanderbilt Law School strives to ensure the all-around success of each student. If you are having difficulty with your studies, please stop by the Academic Life Office, Suite 152, or email vlsacademiclife@vanderbilt.edu

Academic Advising

The Assistant Dean for Academic Life is available to all J.D. and LL.M. students throughout the year for one-on-one academic counseling sessions. To schedule an appointment, e-mail vlsacademiclife@vanderbilt.edu

In addition to individual meetings, Vanderbilt holds group academic advising sessions, including a summer LL.M. advising session for entering students, 3L degree audit sessions each fall, and 1L and 2L advising sessions each fall and spring. ​

FOR CURRENT STUDENTS

Academic Support Resources

The VLS Library offers law students a variety of hard-copy and electronic resources in the area of academic support.

Resources and Workshops

Briefing Cases

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In addition to law school-specific exam and bar preparation workshops, Vanderbilt offers a variety of campus resources available to students:

Services for Students with Disabilities

Vanderbilt is committed to the provisions of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Americans with Disabilities Act as it strives to be an inclusive community for students with disabilities. Students seeking accommodations for any type of disability are encouraged to contact Student Access Services. Services include, but are not limited to, extended time for testing, assistance with locating sign language interpreters, audio textbooks, physical adaptations, notetakers, reading services, and reasonable accommodations for housing and dining. Accommodations are tailored to meet the needs of each student with a documented disability. Specific concerns pertaining to services for people with disabilities or any disability issue should be directed to the Disability Program Director, Student Access Services, PMB 401809, 2301 Vanderbilt Place, Nashville, Tennessee 37240-1809; phone (615) 343-9727; fax (615) 343-0671; vanderbilt.edu/student-access.

Law Students with questions about this process can contact the Office of Student Affairs at vls.student.affairs@vanderbilt.edu

Student Care Network and Law Student Support Resources

The Student Care Network is a holistic network of services and resources pertaining to health and wellness available to all Vanderbilt University students. Primary offices include the Office of Student Care Coordination, the University Counseling Center, the Student Health Center, and the Center for Student Wellbeing. Students also have access to a wide range of additional on-campus and community resources through the Student Care Network—from the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center to the Project Safe Center to a variety of community providers. To facilitate finding resources, students may refer to the Student Care Network website, or contact the Office of Student Care Coordination, vanderbilt.edu/studentcarenetwork.

The Law School Office of Student Affairs serves as the law school point of contact for students seeking to navigate campus and community resources or who have questions about the Student Care Network.